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  • BIM use in design, construction and facilities management
    Presented by Daniel Jürgens- National BIM Manager, Cox Architecture

    The Institute of Architects invites you and your colleagues to attend a two-course networking lunch on the use of Building Information Modelling (BIM) in industry. A panel consisting of local BIM experts will discuss how they have applied, used and integrated BIM processes and BIM thinking through each stage of project delivery. Learn practical BIM applications and how others are investing in BIM through case studies and lessons learnt by our panel.

    Click HERE to register

    Following on from the work published in 2012 the Steering Group is currently focussed on ‘The Business of BIM.” Current projects include both the preparation of papers and an increased focussed on advocacy, as multiple clients, (government, residential and commercial developers amongst others) look to mandate BIM. This will be done through working groups including representatives from the organisations as well as representatives from client organisations who we are seeking to influence. This activity includes:

    (a) BIM Deliverables and Procurement/ Tendering:
    Building on the work already completed this project aims to establish common terminology used to describe various options and provides guidance for the selection of the most appropriate procurement methodology, allowing for a range of management, risk allocation, delivery and contract system options and project types, as part of the procurement strategy where BIM is incorporated within the project;

    (b) Contract brief:

    Working closely with the above working group this working party will establish a set of ‘Guiding Principles’ to shape the development of (a) construction agreement(s), with an indication of the impact of BIM on scope, ownership, responsibilities, accountabilities, reliability, insurance, and fee (distribution). The ‘Guiding Principles’ will form the basis for further development of new types of contracts that actively regulate the use of BIM on projects throughout Australia

  • The second 'National BIM Summit' will be held in Sydney on August 20-21. As during last year’s inaugural event, the 2012 summit will host a number of highly regarded BIM leaders and affiliates from within Australia and beyond as speakers.  Please follow the link  here to see the program and register for the event.
  • IQPC event organisers will run a Focus Day on BIM during a 4 day ‘Health Facilities Design and Development – Queensland’ conference from June 25-28 in Brisbane. The Focus day is titled: ‘Advanced Facility Design through Building Information Modelling’ and it will explore the effects of BIM on the operation and maintenance O & M of healthcare facilities. Please follow the link for more information:
  • Natspec is running a series of half-day seminars titled ‘Implementing BIM’  to introduce their National BIM Guide throughout capital cities in Australia during May and June. The seminars inform attendees about and the roles and responsibilities of BIM Team members and it helps them to understand and get the best from BIM. Click here for a detailed program of the seminars:
  • The Commonwealth funded a national initiative for buildingSmart to host several BIM Roadmap workshops throughout Australia in February and March. The purpose of the initiative is to gather industry feedback about the uptake of BIM in Australia. Results from the workshops will directly influence buildingSmart’s proposal to government on how to address BIM from a top-down level. The buildingSmart website has detailed information on the event:


Welcome to the BIM and IPD site by the Australian Institute of Architects and Consult Australia. This website offers practitioners in the Australian building industry an interface for receiving and exchanging information about BIM and IPD. The website contains support material and links to a variety of BIM and IPD related topics that may be useful for your practice. Background: The Australian Institute of Architects and Consult Australia formed a BIM and IPD Steering Group in mid 2011 with leading experts from architecture, engineering and construction. The purpose of this group is to provide support and to develop guiding documents for practitioners in the Australian building industry. The Steering Group has formed four Working Groups to jointly produce material that will be managed and updated via this website.

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